Sam Patten, a former associate of Paul Manafort, leaves a US district court  in Washington, DC, on Friday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

A Republican political consultant linked to Paul Manafort and Cambridge Analytica has admitted to funnelling $50,000 (about €43,000) from a Ukrainian (...)

Facebook has been battling controversies involving data privacy and its  use by Russians to influence the 2016 US election. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

As much as $120 billion (€103 billion) was wiped off the value of Facebook on Thursday in the biggest one-day sell-off of a listed company in US stock(...)

 Facebook has suspended analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how the company collects and shares data from the site and its Instagram platform. File photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook has suspended analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how the company collects and shares data from the site and its Instagram p(...)

Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook could be fined a symbolic £500,000 (€565,000) by the UK’s privacy regulator after the social network giant failed to prevent key user data fa(...)

Questions to Facebook Ireland from members of the Oireachtas joint committee on communications had a particular focus on the company’s political advertisement policies. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook Ireland recently submitted written responses to formal queries the company received from members of the Oireachtas joint committee on communi(...)

Mark Zuckerberg controls more than 51 per cent of Facebook votes,  despite owning only about 14% of the company.   Photograph: Bloomberg

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg faced a significant rebellion from ordinary shareholders, with more than a quarter voting against their(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: from Friday she will have attention-grabbing fines at her disposal. Photograph: Seán Breithaupt and Yvette Monahan/Getty Images

It has come a long way from having just 26 staff in an office next to a Centra in Portarlington but not far enough if the State’s personal-data protec(...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg  at the European Parliament in Brussels: “We didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibilities.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Facebook’s Irish HQ is a testament to the company’s commitment to Europe where it will employ 10,000 people by the end of 2018 – up from 7,000 today, (...)

GDPR  is a new EU regulation that updates and harmonises how data is gathered, processed, stored and used across the bloc

You can thank Brussels if your in-box is soon less clogged than usual with spam. Above all you can thank Jan-Philipp Albrecht, a boyish Green Party M(...)

Some 230 new ads appeared on Facebook last week and  the number is increasing, the Transparent Referendum Initiative (TRI) found. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Nearly 900 paid-for advertisements relating to the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, including some paid for by overseas groups, have been captured (...)

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